Haye: Chisora will be lucky to survive the 1st round

By Boxing News - 07/08/2012 - Comments

Image: Haye: Chisora will be lucky to survive the 1st roundBy Sean McDaniel: Former WBA heavyweight champion David Haye (25-2, 23 KO’s) doesn’t see his fight with Dereck Chisora (15-3, 9 KO’s) going the distance this Saturday night in Upton Park in front of what could be more 30,000 fans. Haye is predicting a KO, but he thinks it could come as early as the 1st round, because he intends on starting fast in order to get Chisora out of there as quickly as possible.

Haye told the Dailystar.co.uk “I think this fight will be one of my most entertaining. My recent fights haven’t been the most explosive for one reason or another, but no doubt about it this will not go the distance in a million years…If he’s lucky enough to hear the bell for the end of the first round he will realize ‘I’ve never been hit this hard before.'”

Hopefully, Haye is correct about this because he’s turned off a lot of boxing fans with his last performance against IBF/WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko in Haye’s lopsided 12 round decision loss a year ago in July of 2011. Haye never let his hands go in that fight until the last round when he landed a hard right hand that caused Wladimir to hold on. But Haye can’t afford to fight in that kind of conservative manner against Chisora, because he’ll end up giving the fight away.

Chisora is a lot more aggressive than Wladimir, and throws more punches than him. Chisora can beat Haye simply by outworking him if Haye doesn’t let his hands go like he used to do. Haye’s problem is he sometimes gives too much respect for his opponents and forgets about what he has to offer. He doesn’t realize that he punches harder than the guys he’s facing and he’s a lot quicker. Haye has to capitalize on his strengths against Chisora to try and take him out early before Chisora has had a chance to warm up.

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